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2019 Selection Policies

These are now available by selecting the 2019 locations from the main navigation menu.

Lagganlia 2018

The Lagganlia training camp was based at the Lagganlia OEC near Aviemore. It is aimed at M/W14’s and takes place around the last week in July. There are usually about 24 places for athletes on the camp.
The camp ran Saturday 4th August – Saturday 11th August 2018
Report now available

  

Stockholm 2018

The Stockholm training camp is aimed at M/W17’s and is held around the middle of August. Accommodation is at the ‘OK Ravinen’ club hut and because of its proximity to central Stockholm use is made of public transport to training and competition venues. The camp usually accommodates 16-20 athletes.
The camp ran from Tuesday 14th August – Sunday 26th August 2018
Report now available

  

Gothenburg 2018

The ‘Gothenburg’ training camp is designed as a ‘self-help’ tour. Athletes attending will be expected to plan their own training. They will also be expected to be generally well organised, capable of preparing their own meals and self sufficient whilst being supervised by an experienced coach.
The camp ran from Saturday 18th August to Monday 27th August 2018
Report now available

  

Deeside 2018

The Deeside training camp is based at Templars’ Park, Maryculter on the banks of the River Dee near Aberdeen. The camp is for M/W16’s born in 2002 and M/W15’s born in 2003. The camp was for around 18 athletes, the final number being determined by the Selectors and the Team Manager.
The camp ran from Saturday 4th August – Saturday 11th August 2018
Report now available

  

Scotland 2018 winners, Wendy Carlyle

Junior Inter-regional Championships (JIRC) 2018

Thanks to the East Midlands Orienteering Association and Derwent Valley Orienteers for putting on an excellent championships this year.

Congratulations to Scotland for winning the overall title.
The Individuals were held on Chatsworth with a mix of terrain ranging from parkland to moorland and different wooded terrains which required a range of techniques to excel n the terrain.
The relays were held at Carsington Pastures an area with fast moorland hiding many depressions and pits.

  

What are the Objectives of JROS?

In common with the 12 Regional squads its objectives are;

  • Talent identification, to select those juniors from the regions who are at a level to benefit from further training with like minded individuals and who have the potential to become outstanding orienteers
  • Planning & organisation of a series of training camps which cater for the needs of these talented individuals and to develop all aspects of their orienteering skills; technical, physical, tactical and mental
  • To use the training opportunities to enthuse the athletes with both a sense of fun & purpose by including a social aspect to build a supportive group identity
  • Organisation of supporting coaches, travel, accommodation, funding, safety, parental communication, publicity etc. necessary for the safe and beneficial development of the athletes
  • To work with like minded coaching colleagues for the mutual benefit and development of coaches

How does it seek to meet these objectives?

Since British Orienteering reduced the number of summer training camps for junior orienteers from 4/5 to just 1, JROS has sought to replace these camps and has increased the number they manage from one in 2010 to four in 2012 and has continued to organise and manage four since then.

JROS has, since 2009, also organised a weekend training weekend in the autumn for M/W16’s.

JROS has also organised Coaching Courses in 2015 and 2017 for its volunteer coaches and will seek to host further courses in the future.

‘Getting on tour’ was the most important achievement of the orienteering season when I was a junior. Yes it was nice to do well in events but the summer training tours were what counted.
Why? Quite simple really; it was history, tradition. There were so many stories about previous tours….and the great thing is, it was all true!
The travel, friends, maps, terrain, games, races.

Jon Duncan,
2008, Men’s Relay World Champion

as quoted to The 'O' Foundation (2009)